Label: Celluloid - CELD6116 • Format: CD Compilation, Reissue • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul • Style: Afrobeat
Zombie is a studio album by Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti. The album criticised the Nigerian government ; and it is thought to have resulted in the murder of Kuti's mother Funmilayo Ransome-Kutiand the destruction of his commune by the military. The album was a scathing attack on Nigerian soldiers using the zombie metaphor to describe the methods of the Nigerian military.
The album was a smash hit with the people and infuriated the government, setting off a vicious attack against the Kalakuta Republic a commune that Fela had established in Nigeriaduring which one thousand soldiers attacked the commune. Kuti was severely beaten, and his elderly mother was thrown from a window, causing fatal injuries. The Kalakuta Republic was burned, and Kuti's studio, instruments, and master tapes were destroyed.
Kuti claimed that he would have been killed Crying At Daybreak - Howlin Wolf - Blues From Hell it were not for the intervention of a commanding officer as he was being beaten. Kuti's response to the attack was to deliver his mother's coffin to the main army barrack in Lagos Zombie - Fela* And Afrika 70* - Zombie write two songs, "Coffin for Head of State" and "Unknown Soldier", referencing the official inquiry that claimed the commune had been destroyed by an unknown soldier.
Kuti and his band then took residence in Crossroads Hotel as the Shrine had been destroyed along with his commune. In Kuti married 27 women, many of whom were his dancers, composers, and singers to mark the anniversary of the attack on the Kalakuta Republic.
Later, he was to adopt a Zombie - Fela* And Afrika 70* - Zombie system of keeping only twelve simultaneous wives. The second was at the Berlin Jazz Festival after which most of Kuti's musicians deserted him, due to rumors that Kuti was planning to use the entirety of the proceeds to fund his presidential campaign. Veal, Michael. Fela Kuti, composer.
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